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Inward Empire
Inward Empire
Inward Empire

"The past is another country; they do things differently there."Inward Empire explores the role of ideas and ideology in American history --... more

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Episodes

The Diem Experiment (Part Five)

In November 1963, a faction of South Vietnamese generals overthrew and assassinated Ngo Dinh Diem with the support of the... more

18 Jul 2020 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
The Diem Experiment (Part Four)

After destroying his rivals in the Battle of Saigon, President Diem sets out to build a new nation in South... more

12 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
The Diem Experiment (Part Three)

In the 1950s, most Americans viewed the Cold War as a battle between freedom and tyranny. There was just one... more

25 Dec 2019 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The Diem Experiment (Part Two)

Back in Saigon in 1954, Ngo Dinh Diem becomes premier of a country shattered by war and partition. With reunification... more

17 Jul 2019 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
The Diem Experiment (Part One)

For nine years at the height of the Cold War, America's global crusade against communism rested on the shoulders of... more

24 Apr 2019 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Soldiers of Capital (Part Two)

After sending the Molly Maguires to the scaffold in 1877, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency plunged headlong into America's labor conflict.... more

13 Jul 2018 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Soldiers of Capital (Part One)

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency was 19th-century America's premier private police force, the leader of a flourishing industry that offered solutions... more

19 Jan 2018 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
From Camelot to Abilene

In a country as big and diverse as America, stories are crucially important to our sense of common identity. But... more

02 Jul 2017 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
1877: The Great Strike and the Red Specter of the Commune (Part Two)

When a railroad employee walks off the job in Baltimore, it triggers a violent chain of events that engulfs the... more

24 Dec 2016 · 2 hours, 50 minutes
1877: The Great Strike and the Red Specter of the Commune (Part One)

If you think 2016 is a turbulent year for the United States, try 1877. The country is, as one observer... more

30 Jun 2016 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Inward Empire
The Diem Experiment (Part Five)
Inward Empire